21 Great Father’s Day Gifts

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June 7, 2016
Garmin Quatix 3, Marine, Electronics, Watch

Garmin Quatix 3

Buy It Now Courtesy Garmin

Navigation features include 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer. Easy-to-use marine apps provide local tide data, sail racing data, fish catch counter and competition timer, anchor watch and alarm clock. Battery life? Yachting‘s test watch went 30 days between charges. Price: $599

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Wyoming Whiskey

Wyoming Whiskey Courtesy Wyoming Whiskey

Choose between small batch bourbon whiskey, single barrel bourbon whiskey and barrel strength bourbon whiskey. Price (small batch): $43

Sperry, Boat Shoes, Topsiders, custom

Custom Sperry Boat Shoes

Custom Sperry Boat Shoes Courtesy Sperry

Top siders take on a new look with Sperry’s customizable boat shoes. User’s can choose between previously-ordered designs by other users or create a new unique combination of their own. As Sperry puts it, “Our hand-crafted Authentic Original boat shoe. Designed by you.” Price: $120

Spinnaker Watches, Vessel

Spinnaker Vessel Watches

Spinnaker Vessel Watches Courtesy Spinnaker Watches

Spinnaker’s Vessel line is a classic that won’t go out of style. The wood finish on the band and dial head feature high-quality-craftsmanship that Spinnaker says is, “Inspired by the luxury wooden runabouts found on the Italian Mediterranean.” Price: $387 (YACHTINGMAG get you 40% off)

Garmin Nautix

Garmin Nautix

Buy It Now Courtesy Garmin

The Nautix attaches to either side of most eyewear frames to put key marine data in your line of sight. It can display speed, heading, water depth and temperature, wind direction and engine RPM — streamed from a compatible onboard Garmin device. Price: $399

Edlee Sunglasses, Shades

Edlee Sunglasses

Edlee Sunglasses Courtesy Edlee

Made from bamboo, wood and polarized lenses, Edlee’s designs are lightweight and effective. Combine that with classic good looks and you’ve found yourself a nice pair of shades for a reasonable price. Pricing: $60-160

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Buy It Now Courtesy Rolex

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King is housed in a 40mm case in 904L steel, solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and distinctive black dial. Price: $2,500+


Garmin VIRB, Action Camera

Garmin VIRB

Buy It Now Courtesy Garmin

Garmin’s VIRB is an excellent addition to the action-cam market. It has data from sensors within the camera for speed, altitude, G-force and GPS position. It can also be remotely controlled by your Garmin Quatix 3 after syncing to the device. Price: $399

Costa Del Mar Rafael, Sunglasses, Shades

Costa Del Mar: Rafael

Buy It Now Courtesy Costa Del Mar

See through the water. Rafael’s frame color options include blackout, matte retro tortoise, matte olive teak and matte black teak. Price: $249

Montague's Allston fold-up bike

Montague’s Allston fold-up bike

Buy It Now Courtesy Montague

With practice, you too can fold up the 11-speed Allston in 20 seconds. This bike is perfect for yachtsmen who want to save space and still be able to hit the trails on their latest adventure. Price: $1,895

DJI Phantom 4, Drone

Phantom 4

Buy It Now Courtesy DJI

Want to see your yacht in a new view? The Phantom 4 is a great drone in a line of great drones. It is a slightly improved Phantom 3 Pro (what I previously considered the top prosumer-grade aerial photography drone) in every way. It has a stronger, reinforced, more supportive gimbal for a slightly improved 4k camera. It also has more sophisticated software functions such as Vision Positioning, TapFly, ActiveTrack and Intelligent Flight Modes. Its sport mode allows for it to reach speeds of 44+ mph. It also has a industry-shifting addition in its obstacle avoidance hardware/software. Price: $1,399

Papa's Pilar Rum

Papa’s Pilar Rum

Papa’s Pilar Rum Courtesy Papa’s Pilar

Tie up the lines. Sit back. And relax. Papa’s Pilar Blonde, Price: $29; Papa’s Pilar Dark, Price: $39

DeLorme inReach Explorer

DeLorme inReach Explorer

Buy It Now Courtesy DeLorme

With the DeLorme inReach Explorer you can navigate, create waypoints, log your trip, find your way back, send and receive text messages, trigger an interactive SOS, and plan, track and share your journey. Price: $380

Steiner, Commander 7x50c, Binoculars

Steiner Commander 7x50c

Buy It Now Courtesy Steiner Optics

It integrates a fluid-damped, HD stabilized illuminated compass with ranging reticle into the binoculars. Magnification? 7x. Price: $1,494

Costa Del Mar North Turn, Sunglasses, Shades

Costa Del Mar: North Turn

Buy It Now Courtesy Costa Del Mar

Got style? Costa Del Mar’s North Turn frames are head-turners available with five lens variations, including: blue mirror, green mirror, silver mirror, gray and copper. Price: $199

3DR Solo, Drone

3DR Solo

Buy It Now Courtesy 3DR

The 3DR Solo is the aerial photography drone for those who don’t wish to use drones with cameras already attached. The 3DR can be outfitted with a 3-axis gimbal that will fit your GoPro or other action cameras. It also has multiple flight modes that make aerial videography much easier to produce. Price: $1,149

Taptl, fully-custom transparent touch-screen glass monitor


TapTL Courtesy Taptl

The world’s first fully-custom transparent touch-screen glass monitor. A very nice setup for the yacht. You can order the monitor in sizes ranging from 5 inches to 110 inches.

Cabrinha Kitsurfing

Cabrinha Kitsurfing

Cabrinha Kitsurfing Jody Macdonald


Yacht toys are fun, but they’re not without challenges. Some require cranes to launch, or WaveRunners to use, or a crew of three to inflate and deploy. And when the fun in the sun is done, they eat a monster-size chomp of lazarette space. To learn more, click here.

Oyster's bamboo fly-fishing rods

Oyster’s bamboo fly-fishing rods

Oyster’s bamboo fly-fishing rods Oyster Bamboo


Bill Oyster thought his life was going to be about bicycles. Fly-fishing was a hobby he pursued when he wasn’t training for the 1996 Olympic trials. Then there was a crash, a lot of pain and an unwelcome abundance of free time.

He hunkered down in his basement and read books about carving bamboo fly-fishing rods, which he thought were gorgeous. The first one took him six months. It was hideous and left him bloodied, but his skills improved. To learn more, click here.

Rancourt boat shoes

Rancourt & Co. Boat Shoes

Rancourt & Co. Boat Shoes Courtesy Rancourt


Imagine spending 40 years hand-stitching leather shoes to perfection. That is the reality at Rancourt & Co. in Maine, whose artists pride themselves on shaping and fitting leather into comfortable, flexible, custom shoes that are among the most beautiful found on any marina docks. Rancourt’s 2-Eye Boat Shoe ($400) can be built from leather or suede. To learn more click here.

GroPro, Hero 4 Session, Action Cam

GoPro Hero 4 Session

Buy It Now Courtesy GoPro

The Hero 4 Session is GoPro’s first unit that is waterproof without an additional housing unit (up to 33 feet). It shoots 1440p at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, and 720p at 100 fps. Price: $199


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